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2010 Villages In General

To provide the best possible competitive conditions for the 2010 Winter Games athletes, VANOC will operate two state-of-the-art, fully functional Olympic Villages in spectacular settings: one on Vancouver's metropolitan inner harbour, offering extraordinary views of the city skyline and the North Shore mountains; and one surrounded by magnificent coastal forests adjacent to the majestic Cheakamus River Gorge at the south entrance to Whistler. The Whistler venue will also serve as the Paralympic Village, with 450 of the beds designed for wheelchair access.

Both villages will provide everything that athletes need to prepare, train, relax, contact home, make friends and soak up the experience of a lifetime.

As honoured guests, the athletes will be able to travel conveniently between the two villages, so they can fully enjoy all the charm of the Vancouver-Whistler region. The two villages will also be linked with the latest in communication technology.

After the Games, both Villages will become valuable legacies, both for the community and for sport. The Vancouver Village will be developed into a model sustainable community with market and affordable housing, parkland, and office and shopping complexes. The Whistler Village provides the opportunity to leave much-needed affordable resident housing in a new neighbourhood that will be a model of sustainable living, and will also accommodate an Athlete Centre. Part of the Village facilities will be used to provide a best-value legacy to the Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations communities, either as relocated housing, rental housing within the legacy neighbourhood, or as commercial space opportunities.

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Village - From Vancouver 2010 Website

Located in Vancouver’s Southeast False Creek area, the Vancouver Olympic Village features modern low and mid-rise accommodations for 2,800 athletes and officials and sits an average distance of 12 kilometres from Vancouver area competition venues. Athletes will be able to walk, bus or take a ferry to the city's shopping and entertainment districts, and enjoy nightly medal ceremonies and cultural celebrations just moments away at BC Place Stadium.

Construction Update

Development of the Village in southeast False Creek will be carried out by the City of Vancouver, in cooperation with VANOC and will conform to the City's plans to create a sustainable community in this area. The 55,700 square metre, 600-unit project represents the final stage in the complete renewal of the False Creek site, begun by the three levels of government in the 1970s. Planning work is underway and construction is expected to begin in late 2006 or early 2007, with completion in 2009.

Temporary structures designed solely for use during the Games will be set up starting September 2009. Removal of the temporary structures will commence March 2010 and the Village will assume its post-Games legacy design.


Videos: http://vancouver.ca/Greaterdot_wa/index.cf...amp;storyid=531

Southeast False Creek and Olympic Village - From City of Vancouver

Southeast False Creek (SEFC) will be a model sustainable community built on the last remaining tract of undeveloped waterfront land near downtown Vancouver.

On July 2, 2003 Vancouver was awarded the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the SEFC development site was chosen as the future site of the Vancouver Olympic Village.

The SEFC site comprises 32 hectares (80 acres) of which approximately 20 hectares (50 acres) is owned by the City. SEFC is bounded by Cambie Bridge on the west, Main Street on the east, and 2nd Avenue to the south. The Olympic Village will be located in Sub-area 2A of the SEFC site.

Historically, the Southeast False Creek site was used for industrial and commercial purposes. While maintaining heritage ties to the past, SEFC is being planned as a model sustainable development based on environmental, social and economic principles where people will live, work, play, and learn. SEFC will be a mixed-use community, with a focus on residential housing for families. This complete community will ensure goods and services within walking distance and housing that is linked by transit and in proximity to local jobs. SEFC will eventually be home to 12,000 to 16,000 people.

These web pages focus on the first phase of the project, and will provide updates on the development of City-owned lands in SEFC.

For details on other phases, for information on the Official Development Plan, or for background reports and descriptions of public consultations, visit the Community Services website.

About the Village

The Southeast False Creek Official Development Plan (ODP) is divided into seven sub-areas. Sub-area 2A will be the first phase of City-owned land to be developed and will become the Vancouver Olympic Village for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Olympic Village will be home to approximately 2,800 athletes and officials during the 2010 Winter Games.


The buildings in the Olympic Village will be turned over to VANOC on November 1, 2009 for the final preparations and use during the 2010 Winter Games. The buildings will be returned to the City of Vancouver on March 31, 2010.

After the 2010 Winter Games, those buildings used by the athletes will provide approximately 1,000 residential units, including 250 affordable housing units, a community centre, daycare, retail and service space for the new residents of Southeast False Creek.

Development of the remaining City Lands (Sub-area 1A and 3A) will continue to 2018. Development on some of the private sites (Sub-area 1B, 2B, 3B and 3C) may occur prior to the 2010 Winter Games and will likely continue beyond 2018.

This website focuses on the development of the Olympic Village. Updates on the development of the other City-owned lands (sub-area 1A and 3A) will be provided as information becomes available.

Olympic Village during the Games

This conceptual diagram illustrates how the Southeast False Creek site will likely be used during the 2010 Winter Games.



July 2005

Official Development Plan bylaw enacted

July 2005 to February 2006

Complete construction drawings for streets and utilities from Ontario to Columbia Street, including the waterfront and stormwater wetland in the western park.

April 2005

Approval in Principle Soil Remediation Plan

December 2005

Department of Fisheries Approval

December 2005

Subdivision Application

January 2006

Site Preparation begins

March/April 2006

Complete public realm plan and construction drawings for the streets, western waterfront and village square.

March 2006 to January 2007

Olympic Village Rezoning

April 2006

Infrastructure Construction begins

Early 2007

Building construction begins

October 2009

Olympic Village Construction completed

November 1, 2009

VANOC takes over Olympic Village

March 31, 2010

VANOC returns the Olympic Village to the City of Vancouver

Green Building Strategy

A Green Building Strategy has been adopted for Southeast False Creek, which requires that all buildings on City Lands be constructed to a minimum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver standard, with an objective of LEED Gold standard.

One building on the City Lands -- likely the Community Centre -- must be constructed to a minimum LEED Gold standard, with an objective of LEED Platinum standard.

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Other Information

During the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,

Southeast False Creek will be temporarily transformed into the Olympic Village.

During the Games

• the Village will house approximately 2,800 athletes and officials in 12 to 15 buildings

• there will be a minimum of 30,000 square feet of commercial and retail space

• all buildings will be delivered to VANOC during the Exclusive Use Period (November 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010) for the Games

• a new 30,000 square foot community centre will be used during the Games

After the Games

• there will be approximately 1,000 residential units and 82,000 square feet of commercial and retail uses for the new residents of Southeast False Creek

• 250 units will become affordable housing after the games

• buildings in the Village will be a showcase of sustainable development. All buildings will be designed to a minimum of LEED Silver with a goal of LEED Gold. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the North American standard for measuring green building performance.

Key Transportation In the Area:

Canada Line: Olympic Village Station

Expo-Millennium Line: Main Street - Science World Station

Vancouver Downtown StreetCar: Columbia St. Station & Quebec St. Station

More Information (urban planning, public arts, VDSC [vancouver downtown streetcar], etc.) before July 31, 2006

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The following is a report released by the City of Vancouver regarding the olympic village - se false creek development:

Source: http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/200607...cuments/pe7.pdf





























































-End of Report-

Reminders: August 2, 2006, 4:00 - 6:00 Public Consultation regarding development at Central Library


I read the entire thing, not bad not bad... I'll be attending the public consultation and I'll post more information (if any). Sorry for the long wait.

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i like it ..it needs a bit more character though...

These renderings aren't the best, more detailed renderings will be out later. This is basically how most Vancouver condo developments are.....we call it "Vancouver style": building designs are choreographed into their natural environment, particularly our mountains. But on top of that, the Olympic Village will be the greenest development this city has ever seen.

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ok./...but i wanna see the olympic logo and athletes and colour and trees and large dining halls and lotsa flags and stuff..

Those things are all temporary and wouldn't be included in renderings.

Except the trees.......if you're worried about trees, this is Vancouver. There will be lots of trees, shrubs, grass, parks, marinas, public space, wildlife and even an artificial tidal island at the Olympic Village.

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Now although this is only a rendering from Vosloh-Kiepe of the TransLink electric trolleys, I'm sure that this is a view from the 'transportation centre' of the olympic village. The olympic village will consists on flags with the 2010 logo during the olympics and will be replaced with community flags in the future.

(please note, this was a rendering before the change of the Vancouver 2010 logo)

As for trees, stated in section 7 of the report relased by the city of Vancouver (I posted it up in this form), you can find all the trees you want there.

The tidal island (from Mr. X):

The tidal island will be a marsh like island to remind the people that this area used to be a marsh land. Vancouver is trying to create a marsh/railyard theme throughout the village while bringing in modern luxuries.

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Well banners and Olympic rings are a given....every modern Olympic Village has them. Vancouver on the other hand will take advantage of the waterfront location and have glowing Olympic rings in False Creek:


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I'm sure there would be evergreens (note that the plans only refer to the trees in blvds. and parks) but there are also 'townhouses' or condos built so I'm sure at least one property would have evergreens.

I tried it on my laptop, doesn't work sorry.... not my pc thank god.

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what is it they're building on the northwest side behind BC place (the stuff in the foreground of those pictures)? That's not part of the village is it?

that's not part of the village. that's market housing (something like $300,000 for 500 square feet), part of Concord Pacific Place.

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Today, construction began on the Whistler Olympic Village - built on the site of a former landfill approximately 15 minutes away from Whistler Village (the resort's town centre). This Village will house 2,400 athletes and officials.

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